After a year of facing her childhood fear of open seas, Lungi wrote her name in history by being the first African female to sail to the Arctic on her recent climate change and plastic pollution expedition to the North Pole.
The 34-year-old’s professional background is in banking but, after taking up sailing in 2016, she's already achieving what most people can only ever dream of.
Lungi shares more about her early life, her passions for sailing, and the environment as well as more about her big dream to sail around the world solo. Lungi has recently completed her Yachtmaster Ocean at the UK Sailing Academy and has shared her story on the TedX stage.
Lungi is inspiring girls to break free from limiting beliefs and pursue their dreams whatever they may be.
You can listen to Lungi on the Tough Girl Podcast - new episodes are every Tuesday at 7am UK time, make sure you hit that subscribe button so you don’t miss out.
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Who is Lungi
Lungi’s passions and interests
What life was like growing up
Her dreams of travelling
Her passion for climate change and where it came from
Making a difference in the fight against climate change
Having a fear of open seas
What would you do if you weren't’ afraid
Getting into sailing
Loving the water
Making her dream come true
Having a full time job and trying to fit in sailing
Being inspired by female sailors
Finding her tribe in sailing
Her BIG dream for sailing
Getting her qualification in sailing
Being involved in her local community
Plastic pollution in the seas
Making a career change from working in banking
Becoming a full time sailor
Wanting to sail around the world solo
Training at the UK Sailing Academy
Doing a fast track program to get her Yacht Master Qualification
The next steps & applying for crewing positions
Having trails with the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race
Working towards her next goal
Funding her current lifestyle
The biggest challenge faced over the past few years
Role models in sailing
Being inspired by Tracy Edwards
Advice for girls and women who want to get into sailing
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Website - https://lungisails.wordpress.com
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